This is the full 2-18-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.
A few weeks ago, both the US Senate and President Obama put forward proposals for so called, comprehensive immigration reform. Here in Illinois, a new law was enacted allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain a drivers license. Latinos were disappointed with Obama’s first term, given his broken promise to enact immigration reform. However, the outcome of the November elections, in which the Latino vote played a major role, has forced both Democrats and Republicans to address the issue. This has convinced many undocumented immigrants and activists in the immigrants rights movement that reform might finally be possible. But is the reform being considered really going to be good for undocumented immigrants? On today’s program I will air part 2 of an interview with Oscar Chacon, Executive Director of the National Alliance of Latin American & Caribbean Communities (NALACC). In this interview Oscar talks about all the challenges that continue to exist to passing real comprehensive immigration reform, the limitations of what has been proposed so far, and provides a bit of history of the past 50 years of immigration policy in the United States that has created the current crisis.
To listen to part 1 of this interview, you can go to the 11-4-13 episode of Labor Express Radio...
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